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Striking Stars

Sashing units become the star of this wall hanging. Four Square-in-a-Square blocks provide the perfect foil for the five stars formed by the sashing. Fabrics are from the Vintage Collection from Little House by Annette Tatum and Designer Essentials solids, both from FreeSpirit.

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Assemble Flying Geese Units

The following technique makes four Flying Geese from squares; no triangles are used.

1. Referring to Diagram 2, align two marked solid pink squares with opposite corners of a green stripe 5-1⁄4" square. Sew a scant 1⁄4" from drawn lines on both sides of lines. Cut apart on drawn lines to make two triangle units (Diagram 3). Press seams toward solid pink triangles.

2. Referring to Diagram 4, align a marked solid pink square with green stripe corner of a triangle unit. Sew a scant 1⁄4" from each side of drawn line; cut apart on drawn line (Diagram 5). Press seams toward solid pink triangles to make two pink-and-green Flying Geese units. Each unit should be 4-1⁄2×2-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat with remaining triangle unit to make two additional pink-and-green Flying Geese units.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 16 pink-and-green Flying Geese units total.

4. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each solid blue 2-7⁄8" square. Using marked solid blue squares and blue print 5-1⁄4" squares, repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 24 blue Flying Geese units.